Wildfire erupts near Reagan library in Southern California
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- A new wildfire erupted Wednesday in wind-whipped Southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, dangerously gusty weather and deliberate blackouts. The brush fire broke out just before dawn in the Simi Valley area north of Los Angeles and quickly grew to more than 970 acres, Ventura County officials said. They gave no immediate estimate of how many people were ordered to leave.